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FOX Business
Dec 5, 2012 7:00pm EST
: right. >> secondly, he wanted obama to agree that he would back hillary if she runs for president in 2016, and that was a verbal commitment he believed he had from barack obama. shortly after the election, according, again, to my sources, clinton sent obama a list of five names from which he could choose the next chairman of the democratic national convention. lou: a list from clinton to the president? >> all his guys, or in some cases, his women. lou: do you know who's on the list? >> i don't know the names on the list, but the people on the list, i'm told, were completelyignored -- completely ignored, and clinton learned that none of his people were even vetted or given serious consideration. clinton then learned, as we all did, that barack obama had reid appointed, wasserman-s crarks hulz, his woman, his lady, to the chair of the democratic national committee. what did he do? clinton phoned the president wants to complain about this and speak to the white house. speak to the president. the white house did not put his call through, and he never heard from the president for 24 ho
FOX News
Nov 28, 2012 9:00pm PST
the size and scope of the government. >> that's right. president obama for at least two years now, maybe longer, has always been talking about a balanced approach to tackling the deficit. when he talks about balanced approach, he means tax revenue and cutting spending, however the only part of the conversation we're having is about tax revenue. no conversation whatsoever about the spending part of this equation. that's because he has no intention of cutting spending. >> sean: senator chambliss is clear, it's increasing revenue, getting more money from the american taxpayer. isn't that a tax? >> yes. what they fail to see or don't want to see or acknowledge this country doesn't have a revenue problem. there's plenty of revenue coming into the treasury. remember the "t" in tea party stands for tax enough already. we have a severe spending problem. before barack obama became president, sean, federal government spending was about 18%, 19% of gdp. barack obama and the democrats have pushed it up to 24% to 25%. >> we're talking about spending more money to artificially prop up the markets. the
Current
Dec 4, 2012 3:00am PST
security. but the obama administration and harry reid right now democrats don't want social security even on the table because it is not connected. the republicans -- want it there because they want to cut social security but the democrats are saying look, social security is not the problem. there is an easy fix to that. we'll take care of that later. we'll take care of that next. but right now don't touch social security. don't touch it. just put it out of the equation. and deal with fiscal crisis as it is. deal with the need for combination balanced approach of spending cuts that the president's put forward and new tax revenue which the president knows most of it has to come for tax cuts for the wealthiest. when we solve that problem then we'll let them deal with social security. but not muck it up right now. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." and i'm just blanking a little bit. i think his phrase for it was feed the beast going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young
Current
Dec 5, 2012 9:00am PST
is in the last four years, things have changed greatly because obama policies. right now as i look out my window, i'm in the middle of nowhere, i see border control trucks going down the road for the drug smugglers bringing the drugs over. i used to see 400 footprints in my washes some nights. people smuggling. that's been stopped. and that has made so in the orchards up here, our pay raise for mexican-americans and anglo-americans like me has gone from $7 an hour to $14 an hour. and now a husband and a wife can make $30 an hour together working at these things. what's happening is they cannot get guides from here to take them through the mountains anymore because they're like heck with that. i can get health insurance. working in the pistachio orchards. it is awesome. that's his policies of cracking down on the companies themselves. not that stupid border fence. it doesn't work at all. >> stephanie: and pistachios are yummy. i would like to point that out. [ applause ] >> stephanie: let's dive into the right-wing wor
MSNBC
Dec 1, 2012 5:00am PST
to have you all here. all right. if president obama wants to get anything done in his second term, democrats in the senate will have to overcome one major obstacle, the filibuster. since democrats took control of both chambers of congress in 2007, republicans have used the filibuster as a bludgeon against them to pass basic legislation. the senate bills that actually passed has dropped from just over 25% to a record low of 2.8% this year. the rate held steady at 10% through the clinton and bush years and then plummeted when democrats took control of congress in 2007. that is due in no small part to the filibuster. it's mutated to a routine impediment to legislative progress. it has turned congress into a body incapable of acting except in times of crises. it's just like the fiscal cliff right now. this was designed to force congress to deal with the deficit. now senate majority leader harry reid is proposing changes to the filibuster that might make senate lesseesy. right now senators can block motions to proceed which means the senate can't even debate the legislation in question
Current
Dec 4, 2012 6:00am PST
that there was no real election result; that we had a dead lock. >> stephanie: right. and that isn't true. >> stephanie: that's right. well they wrote a letter to the president -- boehner and six other house republicans, they insisted the election return obama to the white house and the gop return to the house requires both parties to come together in a fairground. but we know that didn't happen. i think everybody is aware, right, that it is the gerrymandering that has returned -- what they are calling middle ground is not middle ground, right? >> it isn't middle ground and there wasn't a dead locked election. they forget a couple of things number 1 that there was an election, and the people spoke and number two if you look at every survey -- i guess the second point is in this campaign there was a clear, clear outline by the president of where he stood, no secret. there had to be a continuation of the middle class tax cut, and an end of the tax cut for the very wealthy in -- in 2010 they got over 90%, the upper 1% -- 90% over that of the income growth, and the third point, the sur
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2012 11:00pm PST
. it was just an acknowledgment it did do them damage. the obama people said it certainly helped them, but they also didn't think that that rush that they had in the polls right after that was really real. i mean, that was another thing that was very different between the two campaigns. i feel the obama people were much more realistic about the numbers, what the numbers really were, as compared to the romney campaign. >> what do you make of that, the fact -- again, we see the pattern of tactical answers to what seem to be terrible statements about half the country, 47%, not being this guy's responsibility. >> right. i mean, i think in fairness these questions were tactical questions. this was a forum about the nuts and bolts of why they did this or that, but i thought interestingly, i agree with susan, the obama campaign was saying that even though things looked a little bit better for them, they thought it was only a temporary thing. they thought they were only getting some of the independents temporarily. we saw that after the first debate things switched back very quickly. the obam
Current
Dec 4, 2012 9:00am PST
to run against anything obama was for he was just against or it was bad. and i think you are right. it's hard to fault the president on foreign policy. we did what he ran on. >> caller: right. and the thing with iraq -- the strategy we had in iraq was basically -- people got mad because he didn't leave immediately and people got mad because he didn't stay there long enough. the strategy followed the doctrine of counter insurgency which is you stabilize the government -- you can't just leave. you have to build up a government, police and everything like that and once it is stable then the forces leave and dod contracts come in to advise. >> stephanie: all right. i got to run. but thank you for your service, and thank you for your call. >> caller: thank you. >> stephanie: right? >> right. >> stephanie: smartest boy in class already. >> we need more flint locks. >> stephanie: we don't have enough boats. >> we have no cavalry anymore at all. good heavens. >> it is entirely unacceptable to have a repeat performance of what the american people watched with horror in the s
Current
Nov 29, 2012 3:00am PST
to reach out to republicans in order to avoid the fiscal cliff. president obama first invited romney on election night when romney called to concede and the romney adviser said it is very gracious and the right thing to do. no aides will be present at today's meeting. the two will speak one on one. even though the two parties are saying they are willing to reach across the aisle during fiscal cliff negotiations, we're not seeing much in terms of a deal. the latest roadblock is the cost of federal retirement programs. republicans are staying is up to the president to cut back on medicare medicaid and social security but democrats want entitlement programs completely off the table. today, the white house is sending treasury secretary timothy geithner and congressional negotiator rob neighbor to capitol hill where they will lay out their proposal with speaker boehner. more bill press is coming up after the break. as always, we're live in our chat room and would love to see you there. current.com/billpress. we're rig
MSNBC
Nov 30, 2012 3:00am PST
the collateral damage to obama would be significant. right now the obama approach is to go hold this rally in philadelphia in allyson schwartz's district, a democrat, and somehow it's going to change the minds of house republican. you've just been re-elected in a year of close to 65 million votes. you're probably going to be okay in which turnout's going to be significantly lower. >> hold on, jim. >> one of those cases -- >> hold on. i can tell you that if i were still in congress, i would go on talk radio, and everybody in northwest florida would just be horrified that the president was in a democrats' district in pennsylvania, that would make me collapse and go, oh! i will do something that i think is bad for small business owners all across -- no, actually, i don't mean to be a smart ass here. i don't know who is telling him to do this. i don't get it. >> the best possible scenario. let's say that these campaign-style rallies really work. and that you get -- and it goes, you know, people are going to show up to this are going to be typical obama supporters, but that's okay. but for ever
FOX News
Dec 5, 2012 1:00am PST
? >> sure. >> bill: did you say cool? she said sure. >> all right. $10 to charity. >> i didn't do it. i'm sorry guilfoyle did it wiehl would never do it? >> president obama borrowing more money than all the other presidents combined. what a disaster. charles krauthammer will put it into perspective when we come right back. >> bill: back of the book segment tonight, it is hard to believe but in the last four years the obama administration has borrowed more money than every other president combined. that's from george washington threw the first five month of bush the younger's administration. in fact every day the u.s. government borrows an astonishing $3.3 billion. even on sunday. so where is the money going? i asked charles krauthammer to analyze. >> when you think about this, it's staggering that in the last four years the president of the united states, barack obama has borrowed more money than every other president until the first five months of president combined. they think it's some kind of monday nopefully game. what is the president and congress spending the money on take an exa
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2012 3:00pm PST
tax reformed process. right now we're seeing the exact opposite. president obama is sticking firm with what he offered in his budget release, or at least in his opening bid and boehner is kind of chasing over obama with more or less compromised proposals saying, why won't you work with me, give more, sacrifice more? look, we're early here and most of the people i talk with in washington are saying we're not going to get deep into this until mid-december at least. if we do a process of kind of incrementally coming from in between the two proposals, you could very easily imagine between obama and boehner on tacks is $1.2 trillion. that's where they end up on mandatory spending, 750. that wouldn't be a shocker either. boehner's opening bid here is not the bid of the side in the stronger position. it's a side desperately trying to get the press to compromise. >> now, michelle whark we don't see in the counteroffer is extension of payroll tax cut, extension of unemployment, raising the debt ceiling. none of this is in their counteroffer. and bill kristol pointed out that ignoring the p
CNN
Nov 29, 2012 6:00am PST
, that some republicans even want mitt romney just to go away. you wonder if president obama finds a role for him, how effective he would be. >> that's right. look, it's democrats that want to keep mitt romney in the spotlight. they've built him into a caricature and would like to continue to use him as a symbol of republicans. it's not like he has any sway over republicans. it's not like they're going to sit down over lunch. >> none. >> and barack obama is going to say to mitt romney, can you help me out with republicans on this tax issue? he has no sway with republicans. by the way, this idea of bringing mitt romney into the obama administration is -- honestly, it's laughable. the guy ran against everything that obama stands for. >> it worked on the west wing. >> with all due respect as well, president obama -- this isn't coming from some right winger. you can take that out of your ears. it comes from reporters across capitol hill. president obama doesn't like doing these things. he doesn't like the personal interaction. and he certainly isn't one known to set aside his grudge. so i don
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 7:00am EST
of government is. i believe barack obama is on the right track to teach the people that this is what the role of government should be, for the people. not the corporate interests. one other thing. matt asked about c-span? i want to say unfortunately i have been disabled. i am a disabled veteran. i have been not able to work since the end of 1997. the one benefit i have had to have this opinion is i have been able to watch c-span and "washington journal" almost daily. very much rned so muc that i have never learned in undergraduate hours, law school, or high school. i have learned more about history, government, the true history of this country. not what we have been spoonfed in high school. or in critical about the pleasant stories where we were happy with smiles on their face. where we have come from and how far we have come and how far we can go in terms of really being that bright and shining lfght for other countries to follow by example. host: is that it? caller: please, please, is there some way we can make texas c- span? they will not go on tv for people who are on satellite. we are bl
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2012 9:20am EST
-term. they will just pile the blame right on them. however, within a year, it will be seen as obama's recession. >> there you go. stuart: and it may just ruin his second term. that's what i think. charles: i agree with that, but not necessarily the time line. stuart: i'm sorry we had such little time. >> i got to jump in on something more substantial on whether i can eat pizza while i'm driving. [laughter] charles: i was curious about the answer. stuart: it used to be that a house in a good neighborhood is the best investment you can make. some people say that's no longer the case. i will have my take on it next. hi, i'm phil mickelson. i've been fortunate to win on golf's biggest stages. but when joint pain and stiffness fromsoriatic arthris hit, even the smallest things became difficult. i finally understood what serious joint pain is like. i taed to my rheumatologist and he prescribed enbrel. enbrel can help relieve pain, stiffness, and stop joint damage. because enbrel, etanercept, suppresses your immune system, it may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events
Current
Nov 30, 2012 6:00am PST
but they have a right. so glenn beck is selling obama in pee-pee. it's plat tick obama wrapped in a flag submerged in urine. they had bids up to $11,000 but ebay removed it because it contained bodily waste. glenn beck said it was beer, not urine. but he advertised it as urine. the little obama that drops in the jar, it has a flag wrapped around it. glenn beck submerged a flag in urine. >> stephanie: you know, we were saying to what degree is just out and out racism against this president. did you hear what grover norquist said, john. >> which time. >> stephanie: this is the latest time regarding the fiscal cliff negotiation. >> sound byte: they can have him on a rather short leash on a small--here's your allowance come back next month if you have behaved. >> you're proposing that the debt ceiling be increaseed month by month. monthly if he's good. weekly if he isn't. >> wow. how can you tell when they're being racist or tribalist. it's hard to tell. >> stephanie: put a leash on the president of the united states. if he's good--that's not too condescending or racist, we're vomitous. >> w
FOX Business
Nov 30, 2012 9:20am EST
get the dividend this year. 175 companies doing just that. all right, let's get at it, shall we. president obama's first offer fiscal cliff, higher taxes, new spending and power over the debt spending. and offered by tim geithner who had tax problems in the past and today president obama is it at a toy factory campaigning for new taxes on the rich. and joining us is julia. >> hi. stuart: how are you. >> i'm great. stuart: i can't believe that you, as a regular american, want to do this to america, do you? >> i think it's because-- i don't think that this is exactly what what's going to happen. stuart: you don't think that the president will actually do this. >> no, no, i think the president has learned to negotiate. what the president would do, he would start with sort of half a loaf and negotiate and give the republicans about 75% of what they wanted. i think he's finally understood if you want to actually get to at least halfway, you have to start at extremes and meet halfway. republicans have done this all along. stuart: you agree with me, if this plan, anything like it from
CNN
Dec 5, 2012 11:00pm PST
about solving this problem. >> but of course, it takes two to tango, so where does president obama stand? >> we can probably solve this in about a week. it's not that tough. >> it's not that tough. he's absolutely right about that. but we heard early this evening that the president and speaker boehner did speak late today on the phone, so that's good news, but in this case, they need face time. they need to spend real time face to face. even democrats think the president needs to do more in person work on this. >> the president is not somebody who he's prioritizing evenings with his family instead of going down and having a bourbon on the rocks with some of the congressional folks. >> sometimes though, you need to do to bourbon like when the country needs you. bourbon, beer, wine, whatever, after a couple of drinks, the president and boehner could you know, pull a simpson. >> the lasso again, then the horse. the cowboys ride. the cowboys. >> that's the special beer that you would drink to get you to dance the gangnam style. president obama and john boehner did the gangnam style, your app
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2012 8:00am PST
cain and barack obama can agree on one thing how great hillary clinton is. john mccain there right off the top singing her praises. yom who has been out front ripping susan rice apart in front of the media over benghazi. why isn't he going after hilary? >> well, i think he's scared of her. i think many people are scared of her. hell i'm scared of her. hillary clinton is sitting at 70% approval ratings in the country right now. that's a far rise from where she was when she left as first lady and the same for bill clinton. his numbers are through the roof as well. i expect those numbers to come down as we get closer and closer 2016. if john mccain actually were concerned about what happened in benghazi he should be hauling secretary clinton up to the hill to have an inquiry. she's secretary of state. they are responsible for embassy security but he won't do it. >> jimmy, thank you. >>> the other reason that the rice fight matters host of escalating tensions throughout the middle east. israel is feeling heat today from europe over its decision to expand settlements in the west bank and east jerus
FOX News
Dec 4, 2012 8:00pm PST
sure. >> all right. $10 to charity. >> i didn't do it. i'm sorry guilfoyle did it wiehl would never do it? >> president obama borrowing more money than all the other presidents combined. what a disaster. charles krauthammer will put it into perspective when we come right back. why is it that the most impressive technology often comes with a set of equally impressive instructions ? shouldn't something that's truly advanced, not need much explanation at all ? with the nokia lumia 822 on verizon, there's not much to learn because it's powered by windows... to let you do more than you ever imagined on your smartphone. exclusively with data sense-- a feature that makes the most of your plan. only on verizon. like say, gas station sushi. cheap is good. and sushi, good. but cheap sushi, not so good. it's like that super-low rate on not enough car insurance. pretty sketchy. ♪ and then there are the good decisions. like esurance. their coverage counselor tool helps you choose the right coverage for you at a great price. [ stomach growls ] without feeling queasy. that's insurance for the moder
FOX News
Nov 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
's going to be barack obama. >> bill: yes, it will. that's what i said and you are right. if you agree with me you are right. this is what we should always -- >> i know how to works. [ laughter ] >> bill: he would have to be because the president overcame vast odds and shut have lost the election. let's be honest with the economic profile that we have and he won. did he something extraordinary and that i think has to be criteria. you can't discount psy. [ laughter ] there is a guy who has more than 800 million hits. >> tight race. >> bill: look at him. is that not the person of the year right there? i think the umbrella should get some mention, too. this is so insane. aren't we living in insane world? we don't have any leaders anymore there are no leaders anymore. they are all either idealogues or fighting. where are the problem solvers? where is lincoln? where is he? >> you know, i think a lot of the problem solvers just like you said in the beginning, they don't want to get into this debate because getting into politics means everything about your family gets directed up. some reason
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2012 9:00am EST
and put businesses in a further hole. president barack obama, august, 2009. he was absolutely right then. those facts hold true today. it's not just those facts hold true over a small period of time, mr. speaker. those facts hold true over a decade. john kennedy's quotes, president john f. kennedy, i just want to take you back, mr. speaker, it's not as if these are new ideas we are talking about. this isn't some rocket science problem that's suddenly been thrust upon the united states of america in 2012. these are basic economics. adam smith talked about these years ago. this is in one of john f. kennedy's news conference in 1962 as he was providing the largest tax cut in modern american history he said this, he said it's a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high and tax revenues are too low. that's where we are today, mr. speaker. tax rates are too high and tax revenues are too low. it's a paradoxical truth that can be true. he goes on. he says the soundest way to raise revenues, that's exactly what we are trying to do when we talk about balanced approach. we need to cut spending.
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 1:00am PST
it is right now. and a big reason for that, the reason medicare looks to be fairly sustainable right now is because we just passed that law. you've probably heard of it, called the affordable care act. health reform, obama care, which the republicans, let us remember, fought tooth and nail, and which spends most of its infamous 2,000 pages, throwing a whole bunch of different solutions at the actual underlying problem, that is driving the medicare cost problem, which is the cost of the rise in the growth of health care costs in general. that very controversial bill that the president and democrat spent just about every last scent of political capital on is designed to change the delivery of health care in all kinds of ways to slow the growth of spending on health care. almost none of these changes have been fully implemented yet. and that's what's going to happen in the next few years. they will be implemented. and rather than waiting until the affordable care act is fully implemented, waiting to see what's going to work in terms of cutting costs, republicans are trying to use this prefa
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 11:00pm EST
boehner. what do we know about the personal relationship that might eliminate what's going on right now? >> they've started out last year when they were working on the debt ceiling and they had buber called the merlot and nicorette meeting come in other words, boehner would have a merlot and obama which you nicorette. >> you point out in the boat somehow when they took the official photo, both of the spanish. >> yes, they had iced tea for obama. of course boehner had a cigarette and they put the cigarette in the ashtray away from the picture. but they haven't closed the deal on the personal relations and that's a shame. i think somebody said this month during your breakfast, you should sponsor a weekly dinner between obama and honor and everyone would agree to pay for it and let them talk and get to know each other. [inaudible] >> john collingwood. that's right. what do you think? [inaudible] [laughter] >> a special round? well, you know it's a personal relationships, when john was the sba spokesman, he was often not helpful, but you could always talk to him and get him on the phone and
FOX Business
Dec 4, 2012 8:00pm EST
, and charlie gasparino had it right, there is no squirmier, bunch than those on wall street. they were throwing any money they had to make sure that barack obama would be a one termer, but now all but core coreon core -- cronning him all some with between emperor and king. a growing number of financial types figuring now that the president is in, best both sides sort things out by caving in. on everything from higher taxes for the rich, that is fine. higher investment related taxes on everyone, have at it. more stimulus, why not. why this folding like a cheap suit now? maybe because the financial suits figure to go along so just get along. i think that elections have consequences, i did not think that wall street so quickly selling its financial soul was one of it in other words, if you hate someone, stick with it! that's all i'm saying, charlie gasparino, liberal columnnist, -- he goes by progressive. rick you thinker. unger is here with us, and charley you first, you called it you saw it but a leap of skill on your part to conclude these3 guys are dise dis disingenuous . >> you are talking ab
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2012 3:00am PST
though, as you've pointed out, joe, john boehner is right now the best friend that bill clinton -- that, excuse me, that barack obama in wanting a deal can have. but unlike bill clinton, they don't have relationships. boehner was there sunday night for the congressional christmas party. there was no conversation even monday night. i don't understand that. >> andrea, it's just bizarre, isn't it? i have seen the worst political enemies get together at events like that, shake hands, talk, commiserate about how tough -- i mean, i've never seen -- i have never seen washington like this, and i was here in the '90s when it was really, really ugly. >> you saw impeachment. you saw other things going on. >> bill clinton and newt gingrich had a personal conversation. both of them told me on the day bill clinton was being impeached, they were talking about iraq. they were talking about other personal things. they were saying, we're going to get through this. and when we get through this, we've got a lot of bigger things to work. that doesn't happen, does it, andrea? >> during impeachment, bill clin
MSNBC
Nov 29, 2012 3:00am PST
officially known as orca? you know, give me some sense here that we had a clue, but i guess not, right? >> well, no. i mean, i think we're talking about two different things here. the obama campaign in general when it came to technology was years more advanced, i'm afraid, than anything the rnc or romney did. maybe that has something to do with your departure, michael. >> i would think so. we can have that conversation, too. >> the obama campaign, not only did they have a staff of 20 people writing just these e-mails, they were sort of monkeys chained to typewriters or computers, i guess. they also had an entire digital analytics team that would run controlled a.b. testing of each of these different e-mails. they would find the one that worked, and then they would blast that out to their e-mail list of tens of millions of supporters who dutifully would chip in more and more money. i think that was really one of the reasons how the obama campaign was able to match romney's impressive fund-raising over the course of the campaign. >> but i would submit to you that it's not just about the
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2012 8:00pm EST
by the bush administration first, and then, of course, were increased by the obama administration. it's important to recognize that the eslc report is not political in any way, shape or form. it endorses things that are heartily supported by the right , in some cases, and on the other hand that are supported by people on the left. it's important to recognize you can't just take the parts that you like. you have to take the wholistic approach, which is to, again, maximize u.s. production and to at the same time significantly reduce consumption partly by diversifying our transportation sector away from petroleum. now, the last thing i'll say before we sit down is it's important to recognize that petroleum use in transportation is the pivot point of this entire problem. about 70% of our 18.7 million barrel per day use of petroleum in this country is for transportation, and transportation is fueled about 93% of the time by petroleum. so if you want to reduce the united states' dependence on imported petroleum and the related geopolitical issues that that causes, particularly in an era whe
CNN
Dec 4, 2012 6:00pm PST
jobs, but we prop up government with higher taxes. i think that's a bad deal for america. >> right. let's talk about speaker boehner, though, because he's obviously in your position, the one that you occupied, and there is a sense that he and barack obama just don't have much of a relationship. certainly nowhere near as warm and constructive as the one you ended up having with president clinton. >> first of all, we earned -- you have to ask president clinton this but i think it's a fair thing to say. we earned president clinton's respect in part by closing the government twice and being in a very rough and tumble fight. he came to believe we were serious. we were the first republican congress in 40 years but more importantly, we were the first re-elected republican house since 1928. that happened i think because we showed we actually were serious people willing to take the heat, willing to do what it took and willing to work our way to get real solutions. i would say that president clinton and i developed a relationship out of recognizing that we both had to be in the same room, we both
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2012 3:00am PST
need today. proven that it can be done. and we need president obama to come to the table, provide that leadership, the republicans are willing. speaker boehner is ready today. let's get the job done. >> all right. congresswoman kathy mcmorris rodgers. thank you for coming on the show. come back, glad you're there in the negotiations talking to everybody. >> eugene robinson, final thoughts this block? >> well, you know, actually congress and the president have agreed on a huge deficit reduction package. it's called the fiscal cliff. so, you know, in my darker moments, i think we're going over it, and what if we went over it and the world didn't end? that would be kind of interesting. we'd take a big bite out of the deficit and everybody's taxes would go up, but i think the sun would come up tomorrow. >> huh. >> we may find out. >> okay, little orphan annie. >> so, gene, do you think right now that's you advise the president to do if the republicans don't come forward with more specifics? >> if i'm advising the president right now i'm advising him to wait a while. and that maybe whe
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 8:00pm EST
confidence the supreme court, given a ruling on the right to trial by jury, will affirm the right to trial by jury whether they were appointed by ronald reagan or president obama. so we'll have that fight on another day. i will say, though, that our oath of office says that we will defend the constitution against enemies, foreign and domestic. i met with cadets this week and they asked me about, what is the freedom we fight for? the freedom we fight for is the bill of rights, is the constitution. if we have careless disregard for the constitution, what are we fighting for? i i will tell you since i know this record of this debate will be widely read that i want to make former objection to the crazy bastards standard. i don't really think that if we're going to have a crazy bastard standard that we shouldn't have a right to trial by jury, because if we're going to lock up all the crazy bastards, for goodness sakes, would you not want if you're a crazy bastard to have a right to trial by jury? i think this is a very serious debate and should not be made frivolous. this is an ancient right th
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